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is on the counterattack. jesse jackson jr.'s seat is up, and bloomberg ran this ad. >> gun violence is out of control. debby halverson will make it worse. she opposes a ban on deadly assault weapons. no wonder halverson received an a-plus rating by the nra. >> cenk: they ran this against her and she lost. >> they were involved in the race early in the year. it was not just debby halverson a former congresswoman but two front runners in a case of 16 candidates, two people who were the credible candidates both have a-ratings. thanks to our help and help at credo and other progressive organizations she was able to win convincingly and win on this issue. it's showing that democratic voters and organizations and donors and grassroots activists are active aggravated activated on this issue and people were engaged like you would never believe. it hit home. it's visceral. if we can get people riled up on this issue in february of 2013 i'm looking forward to what we can do in 2014 not just with aggressive twists, but with groups like bloomberg's super pac. >> cenk: we have a progressive candidate who wound up
that guy. and and finally to the campaign front republicans uphill battle to win jesse jackson jr.'s seat could be a lot more challenging now that convicted felon is on the way to winning the party's nomination. paul mckinley has a slim 35-vote lead in the republican primary. he said he's putting ex-offenders back to work. i doubt chicago voters will do the same for him. coming up, we've been up to our ears in a sequester going for a month now. we'll take a final pre-deadline plunge with mike tomasky of null "newsweek" daily beast right after the break and plus they are the moments that changed america. and author taylor branch knows them well. he joins us. the march goes on. "the war room" on a thursday. we'll be right back. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's ba
in an election to replace jesse jackson jr. they put the gun control issue front and center. debby halverson expected to win but lost by 25% of the vote to former state of the robin kelly. helped by mayor bloomberg's super pac focused on the halverson rating received from nra. now for much more on in, i'm joined by john rosenthal and paul blumenthal. thank you for joining us. between the emotional hearings in d.c. the money behind the gun control cause and new poll numbers showing despite what congress might end up doing the support for gun control has been growing. is this the most hopeful you've been. >> john: if the public and media make gun violence prevention an ongoing issue of importance and ultimately a voting issue during the elections coming up, i think we may make progress but remember we've got a long way to go. there is no background check requirement on gun sales. to listen to a dad of a seven-year-old killed at newtown, one of 86 americans who had bury their kids today and every day. meanwhile congress says fiscal cliff and debt cerealing are more important than taking a vote
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primary to take jesse jackson's seat out in chicago. there were like 13 candidates. the two leading ones, debbie halverson was expected to win hands down. she was a former member of congress. she was 100% nra. blomberg gets involved, supports somebody nobody ever heard of, robin kelly who is willing to take on the nra who is pro-gun safety and robin kelly wins and robin kelly is the new member of congress from chicago. it wouldn't have happened without michael bloomberg. i want to say today, you know, hey, mike, great job! we need more people like you who will stand up and fight for the things you believe in and put your own money on the line. what do you say? michael bloomberg. ready to give him some props here? 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection for true stories. wi
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